Yes, I'm still down in the dumps over the loss of Lou Reed this past weekend. It's a difficult sorrow to express, but a very real one for me personally. One aspect to this is the fact that I never got to see him live. (That's what I get for procrastinating!)
On the other hand, I recently got to see Robert Hunter - one of my all-time favorite songwriters/lyricists - on stage, and it was an experience I'll always treasure. Robert had been seriously ill for a few years, so opportunities were scarce.
Same goes for Levon Helm, whom I was lucky enough to catch at GOTV in 2011. Though I've never seen The Band, his show was uplifting and fulfilling enough.
Such is the struggle of being too young to see so many of my favorite classic acts in their primes (or intact for that matter).
So, which artists are on your high priority list to see in your (or their) lifetime...?